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Legendary Irish rock band Thin Lizzy will be giving a concert in Istanbul.

Legendary Irish rock band Thin Lizzy will be giving a concert in Istanbul.

Legendary rock band Thin Lizzy will be giving a concert in Turkey on November 11 at Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park as part of the Avea Escape to Music concerts.

The band is considered one of the world’s most successful rock bands. The group was inspired by artists like Van Morrison, Little Feat and Bob Seager. Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy’s late de facto leader, composed or cowrote of almost all of the band’s songs, and was the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of hard rock music. Thin Lizzy has boasted some of the most critically acclaimed guitarists throughout its history, with Brian Downey and Lynott as the rhythm section on the drums and bass guitar.

As well as being multiracial, the band drew their members not only from both sides of the Irish border but also from both the Catholic and Protestant communities during the Troubles. Their music reflects a wide range of influences, including country music, psychedelic rock and traditional Irish folk music, but is generally classified as hard rock or sometimes heavy metal. Rolling Stone magazine describes the band as distinctly hard rock, “far apart from the braying mid-‘70s metal pack.”

The group recorded new material in June 2012, but later announced that it would not be released under the name Thin Lizzy, but under a different name.

October/27/2012

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